RM200,000 facelift for Kota Sentosa Seven Mile Basketball mini stadium

Yap (third left) conducts the final inspection of the Kota Sentosa Seven Mile Basketball mini stadium alongside MPP officers.

By DayakDaily Team

KUCHING, May 24: The Kota Sentosa Seven Mile Basketball mini stadium here has undergone significant renovations and upgrades, marking a major improvement for local sports facilities.

According to a press release, Kota Sentosa assemblyman Wilfred Yap and officers from the Padawan Municipal Council (MPP) (supervising agency) conducted the final inspection for the completed construction of new toilets, repainting, general repairs and upgrades, including the purchase and installation of an international-standard basketball hoop stand system and electronic scoreboard.


The renovations, amounting to RM200,000, were funded through Yap’s Rural Transformation Programme (RTP) allocation for N12 Kota Sentosa.

“The upgrading works were carried out via ‘gotong-royong’ by the Village Development and Security Committee (JKKK) Kota Sentosa Batu Tujuh, with the assistance of the Seven Mile Basketball Club,” the press release stated.

During the inspection, Yap extended his gratitude to the MPP for their diligent supervision and monitoring throughout the project.

He also acknowledged the pivotal role of the Seven Mile Basketball Club, which had initially brought the need for these upgrades to his attention through Penghulu Lai Boon Khee.

The club had emphasised that no significant repairs or upgrades had been made to the stadium in the past 15 years, making the recent improvements long overdue.

The Kota Sentosa assemblyman further highlighted that he continues to receive numerous requests from residents in N12 Kota Sentosa concerning unsatisfactory facilities and infrastructure.

He reassured his commitment to securing more government funding to address the issues systematically.

Yap also appealed to public patience and understanding, emphasising that some of the infrastructure problems have persisted for over a decade and require time to be resolved. — DayakDaily